Does it affect your benefits if the injury was your fault?
Have you had a chance to read our latest blog yet? If you have, then you know that if your injury was a result of an intentional safety violation on the part of your employer, you could see a thirty percent increase in benefits! In the same way that you could see an increase in your benefits if it was your employer’s fault, you could also see a decrease in your benefits if your employer proves that the injury was your fault. If your injury was a result of you neglecting safety procedures or being on under the influence on the job, then you are likely to experience a fifteen percent drop in your benefits.
Should you still pursue workers’ compensation benefits if the injury was your fault?
You’ve earned your workers’ compensation benefits, and one mistake doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t apply. Although it’s true that being at fault may cause you to see a reduction in benefits, fewer benefits is still better than no benefits! That is why, even if your injury was your fault, you should still apply!
Understanding all of the ins and outs of workers’ compensation can be difficult.
Workers’ complication is rarely straightforward, and there are many things that can make the entire process that much more difficult. Remember, you don’t have to struggle through the complications on your own. Get the support and guidance that you need by turning to Sullivan Law Office. We have the experience and the knowledge to stand by you and ensure that you get the benefits that are rightfully yours. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.